Definition of meze in English:

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meze

Pronunciation: /ˈmeɪzeɪ/

noun (plural same or mezes)

(In Turkish, Greek, and Middle Eastern cooking) a selection of hot and cold dishes, typically served as an hors d’oeuvre: sit down to a Cyprus meze and a glass of wine
More example sentences
  • The long menu runs from Mexican nachos with refried beans to Indian thalis, Greek salads and Middle Eastern meze.
  • The Turks serve this as a meze with strips of warm pitta.
  • For starters there are forty-two different kinds of mezes, cold dishes, soups and salads all for a modest £2.95 each.

Origin

From Turkish, literally 'appetizer', from Persian maza 'to relish'.

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